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Tennis-Australia in the Davis Cup final, will face Canada or Italy
Australia beat Croatia 2-1 on Friday in Malaga, Spain to reach the Davis Cup final for the first time in 19 years and next face either Canada or Italy. Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson clinched the winning point for Australia with a 6-7(3) 7-5 6-4 victory over Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic in a clash that was almost a rematch of the doubles final Wimbledon until a late player change. .
Shares of Nike and Adidas could score at the World Cup
With 32 teams vying for the World Cup in Qatar, Adidas and Nike are also hoping their shares can score. With FIFA projecting at least 5 billion viewers, the most publicized football event in the world is a major opportunity for sportswear manufacturers to market their shirts, shoes and other products to teams and individual players.
Soccer-Clinical advantage crucial for USA to reach last 16, says Berhalter
United coach Gregg Berhalter has admitted his side need to be more clinical if they are to have any chance of reaching the World Cup knockout stage after producing a spirited display against England on Friday , but ultimately fired a blank. USA dominated the game for long stretches but were unable to convert a flurry of chances in the first half and went to a second draw in a row, after the 1-1 stalemate of Monday with Wales.
Analysis-Soccer-England midfielder goes AWOL in US stalemate
England’s hopes of a deep run in the World Cup took a bit of a bruise on Friday when a spirited and pressing United States side reduced the young stars from their tournament opener to anonymity. Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka and Mason Mount dazzled in Monday’s 6-2 win over Iran and made England fans dream of a bubbly midfielder who would carry them through this World Cup and the next.
Football-England undergoes reality check in 0-0 draw with USA
England suffered a sobering reality check as they were outplayed for extended periods by a young American side in a tense 0-0 draw in their second Group B match of the World Cup Friday.
A 6-2 thrashing against Iran on Monday sent fans’ hopes soaring, but Gareth Southgate’s side were lucky not to suffer a repeat of their 1950 World Cup calamity against the Americans.
Football-Qatar eliminated from the World Cup after the draw between the Netherlands and Ecuador
Qatar became the first team to be knocked out of the World Cup on Friday after Group A rivals the Netherlands and Ecuador drew 1-1. The Dutch and Ecuador each have four points, Senegal have three. Qatar are without a point after losing their opener 2-0 to Ecuador, then went down 3-1 to Senegal earlier on Friday. They can’t qualify no matter what in their final game against the Dutch on Tuesday.
Golf-Woods will compete with his son Charlie in the PNC Championship in December
Tiger Woods, who hasn’t competed since missing the cut at the British Open in July, added a third December event to his schedule by agreeing to play with his son Charlie at the PNC Championship in Orlando, it was announced on Friday. tournament organizers. The Dec. 17-18 event at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club is a 36-hole tournament featuring a field of 20 top champions and a family member and sets up what will be a busy end to the year. for Woods.
Hockey great Salming succumbed unusually quickly to ALS, doctor says
Toronto Maple Leafs great Borje Salming, who died Thursday of a nerve condition, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), succumbed to the disease at an unusual speed less than four months after diagnosis, his doctor told the outlet. Swedish television company SVT.
Salming died at the age of 71 and became the first Swedish player inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. He announced in August that he had been diagnosed with ALS.
Soccer-Iran punches Wales with stoppage time winners
Iran scored twice after eight minutes of stoppage time to snatch a stunning 2-0 win over Wales on Friday that breathed new life into their World Cup campaign and left the Welsh flat-footed on the back and facing a decisive decider against England. . After Welsh goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey was sent off in the 87th minute, Iran produced a remarkable finish, with Roozbeh Cheshmi heading home to put them ahead before Ramin Rezaeian added another in the 11th minute downtime.
Football-End of Qatar football project or just the beginning?
The muted anger of fans was evident outside Al Thumama Stadium after Qatar’s 3-1 loss to Senegal on Friday and hours later they were out of the World Cup to become the second host country to suffer this fate after South Africa in 2010. Qatar has been preparing for the final since winning the hosting rights in 2010 by spending $200 billion to hold a “gathering for all humanity”, as the title from the opening ceremony, but it was all over for the team in 180 minutes.
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